Asparagus is a vegetable I have grown to love. It hasn't been until the last few years that I have truly appreciated the flavors and all the possibilities it has to offer. I have prepared it various ways and look forward to sharing more down the road, but to highlight the freshness of this spring veggie, I'm sharing an extremely easy and simple way to eat this perfect side to any dish. It can be served warm or not (I prefer it slightly chilled).
Ultra-healthy and delicious, it's a win-win!
Simple Asparagus - makes 4 servings
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus
- 1 tbsp. olive oil
- 2 tsp. kosher salt
- splash of red wine vinegar
~ Bring a pot of water to boiling.
~ While water is heating, wash asparagus and break off woody ends. To find the natural
break, hold stem with both hands, bending away from you and pressing with your thumb
(usually a couple of inches from end). It will snap easily.
~ Place asparagus in boiling water and watch carefully. Within about 3-4 minutes it will
turn a bright green. Remove immediately and drain, rinsing under cool water to stop
~ In bowl, mix oil and salt. Place drained asparagus in bowl and mix gently.
~ Plate asparagus and season with red wine vinegar and a light sprinkling of salt.
Recipe from The Lazy Daisy Kitchen